Bhubaneswar: Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) SY Quraishi praised BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for showing extremely dignified conduct during a raid on his chopper by the EC flying squad recently.
He also termed the suspension of the IAS officer for searching Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chopper unfortunate.
“The suspension of the IAS officer who was posted as election observer in Odisha for checking the helicopter in which Prime Minister Modi had travelled is not only unfortunate but a great missed opportunity to restore not only the image of the EC but also the PM himself,” tweeted the former CEC.
“In contrast, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, because of his extremely dignified conduct during a similar raid on his chopper, in front of his eyes, has come out with his stature enhanced. This is the statesmanlike conduct we need from our leaders. Salute Mr Patnaik,” added Quraishi.